Join a league or grab some friends, and bring out your competitive spirit in organized sports. The Active Oval, a former race track, is one of the highlights of Piedmont Park for fitness lovers. Here you’ll find a running track, two soccer fields, two softball fields and two sand volleyball courts. In 2016, the oval had over 68,000 reserved players on its fields.

Due to size, fencing and turf management, several sports are not permitted on the grounds. Please see the guidelines below for hours, rules, and details.

Active Oval Information

Active Oval areas can be reserved by obtaining a permit. Below are the hours for permitted play. Please bring your permit with you. Otherwise, the areas are available as first-come, first-serve. Please note, the fields are not lighted.

SpringMarch – MayEvery Day Except Friday8am – 8pm (dark)
SummerJune – AugustEvery Day Except Friday8am – 9pm (dark)
FallSept. – Nov.Every Day Except Friday8am – 8pm (dark)
WinterDec. – Feb.Every Day Except Friday8am – 8pm (dark)

Fridays are open leisure play. There are no permitted activities on Fridays.  Friday leisure play reservations will be available in 2 hour increments on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up sheets for leisure play reservations are field specific and are located at the north and south ball field kiosks.